Rob Michalak personifies Ben & Jerry’s high social and environmental standards, making “A Swirled of Difference” as the ice cream company’s Global Director of Social Mission. When scooped away from the office, Michalak enjoys hiking in the mountains or baking quick breads, cookies or “whatever suits our gustatorial whimsy.” Here he shares the best hiking snacks he’s sure to keep on hand.
On the hiking trail or a business trip, Rob sustains his energy with this all-natural, organic-ingredients bar disguised as a slice of carrot cake and made by one of the world’s most conscientious food companies.
These GMO-free, high-quality flours come from the oldest flour company in the United States and provide a base for making any number of the best hiking snacks. Employee-owned King Arthur hosts educational baking events across the country.
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Annie’s creates snacks with health and the environment in mind, including these “bunnies,” which are made with aged cheddar cheese.
This fleece jacket isn’t edible, but its zipper-free pockets make snacks easily accessible when hiking.
This article originally appeared in Kudos in the Summer 2016 issue of B Magazine.